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WORL 101: Introduction to American Sign Language

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Week Vocabulary List
Week 1 self introductions, finger spelling, & numbers
Week 2 people, pronouns, & numbers
Week 3 colors & questions
Week 4 verbs
Week 5 time
Week 6 money
Week 7 feelings
Week 8 classifiers
Week 9 opposites
Week 10 food
Week 11 interrputing & interpreting
Week 12 seasons & weather
Week 13 frequency & comparing
Week 14 frequency & comparing (continued)
Week 15 (none)

Week 1:
Finger Spelling Alphabet, Self Introductions, & Numbers 0 - 20

A
B
C
D
E
F
G
H
I
J
K
L
M
N
O
P
Q
R
S
T
U
V
W
X
Y
Z

hi, hello
I, me
my, mine
name
you
your
nice
meet
deaf
hearing
hard of hearing
quiet
yes
no
live
from
school/paper
high school
college
university
senior
junior
sophomore
freshman
study
major
have
favorite
hobby, interest
sign language

0 - 20

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Week 2: People, Pronouns, & Numbers >20
21 - 30
100
1,000
1,000,000

person
people
learn
student
teach
teacher
class

family
boy
girl
man
woman
baby
children
kids
teenager
adult
son
daughter
husband
wife
dad
mom
brother
sister
grandfather
grandmother
uncle
aunt
cousin
nephew
niece

friend
boyfriend
girlfriend
sweetheart
match
companion, roommate
boss, captain
coach
young
old

I
my
you
yours
he, she, it
his, hers, its
that
we, us
ours
y'all
they
theirs
's

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Week 3: Colors & Questions

favorite
color
red
orange
yellow
green
blue
purple
pink
brown
white
gray
black
gold
silver
rainbow
ask, question
who?
what?
when?
where?
why?
which?
how?
fine
for for?
please
sorry
thank you
welcome
live
like
don't like

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Week 4:
Verbs
do, action, activity, active
go
come
question, ask
fly
airplane
food, eat
have
sleep
wake up
stand
sit
walk
run
read
study
look
watch
understand
snowboard
ski
skateboard
cooking
work
imagine
think
know
don't know
not, don't
say
talk
review
give
can
can't
want
don't want
play
party
help
change
become
travel
stay
wait
lose
find
keep
loan
borrow
care, careful
win
lose
sign
finger spell
lip read
do do?

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Week 5:
Time
time
good
bad
morning
noon
afternoon
night
year
month
week
day
hour
minute
second
finish
past
future, will
now
today
tomorrow
yesterday
last week
this week
next week
last year
this year
next year

Monday
Tuesday
Wednesday
Thursday
Friday
Saturday
Sunday

January
February
March
April
May
June
July
August
September
October
November
December

holiday, vacation
Halloween
Thanksgiving
Hanukkah
Christmas
New Years
Valentine's Day
Easter
Passover
Independence Day
Yom Kippur
birthday

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Week 6:
Money
money
dollar
cents
debt
pay, spend
buy
earn, deserve
save
invest
waste
expensive
cheap
rich
poor
broke
need
want
cost, charge, fee
credit card
trouble
hundred
thousand

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Week 7: Feelings
touch
feel, sensitive
emotion
happy
sad
depressed
angry
fire under the surface
content, satisfied
relieved
afraid, scared
bored
excited
thrilled
funny
fun
surprised
shocked
disappointed
offend
tired
focused
distraction
annoying
appreciate, pleasure
comfortable
mood
blows top easily (short temper)
patient, endure
suffer
upset
smile
pain, hurt
anguish, grief
nervous, anxiety
looking forward to
enthusiastic, motivated
inspired
suspicious
fascinated
fed up
impressed
curious
obsessed, dwell on
lonely
stress, stressed, pressure
frustrated, frustration
kind, gracious, considerate, generous
confused

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Week 8: Classifiers
car
truck
bus
van
bicycle
motorcycle
boat, ship
airplane
helicopter
train
subway
submarine
tank
drive
ride
walk
run

Common Classifiers:
CL1 person, tree, pole
CL2 legs, scissors, two people, rabbit
CL3 three people, vehicle
CLI (shape classifier) thin objects: wire, line, string, noodle
CLF (shape) candy bar, stick, table leg
CLO (shape) pipes
CLC (shape) chimney, tree
CLbentL (shape) glasses, innertubes
CLbent3 quadrupeds
CL4 line of people or vehicles, marching
CLbent5 (location classifier)
CLA things that are set up
CLB flat surfaces: bed, table, door, window
Classifiers used to describe bedrooms:
bed CL:B↓
room  
door CL:B
wall CL:B
window CL:B
closet CL:B
CL:bent5↓
CL:C↓
dresser CL:B
CL:B↓
CL:bent5↓
night stand, end table CL:A
desk CL:B↓
lamp CL:A
shelves CL:B
chair CL:A (small chair)
CL:bent5↓ (big chair)
couch CL:C↓
television CL:B (flat screen)
CL:A (tube TV)
mirror CL:B

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Week 9:
Opposites
opposite
hello
goodbye
born, birth
die, death, dead
war
peace
easy
hard, difficult
slow
fast
big
small
before
after
cold
hot
dark
light, bright, clear, obvious
near
far
more
less
a lot, many, much
none
love
hate
wonderful, terrific, great, fantastic
awful, terrible, horrible
long
short
remember
forget
good
bad
joke, tease, kidding
serious, bitter, miss
start
end
finish
past
future
true, real, sure, so
false, fake, fiction
stop
go
stay
leave
hungry
full
enough
lacking, empty

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Weeks 10: Food

hunger, hungry, wish, desire
food, eat
feast, reception
full
cook
bake
make
taste
delicious
breakfast
lunch
dinner
pizza
sandwich, taco
hot dog
hamburger
barbecue
popcorn
apple
cereal
meat, steak
ham, pork
bacon
spaghetti
bread
toast
crackers
macaroni
egg
sausage
soup
candy
sweet, sugar, honey
cake
chocolate
cookie
pie
ice cream
donut
dessert
muffin
cheese
salad
chips
French fries
fruit
apple
orange
peach
pear
strawberry
tomato
grapes
coconut
banana
cherry
watermelon
pumpkin
beans
corn
vegetable
carrot
potato
lettuce
broccoli
onion
drink
thirst, thristy
water
milk
coffee
tea
soda




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Week 11:
Interrupting & Interpreting
interrupt, break
hey
tap him/her
excuse, forgive
hold
just a minute
wait
hurry
okay
later
late, not yet
important
whatever, anyway, nevermind
help
fine

be (become)
to
of
a (something)
and
or
in
have
I
for
not
on
with
it (that)
he, she, it
as (during or same)
you
do
at (there or in)
this
would (will or want)
by
if

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Week 12: Seasons & Weather

season
weather
spring
summer
autumn
winter
sun
rain
snow
wind
freeze
melt, dissolve, resolve
storm
hurricane
tornado
blizzard
lightning
thunder
rainbow
flood
upheaval, disaster
earthquake
emergency
cold
hot
sweat
cool
warm
temperature
dry
wet

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Weeks 13-14: Frequency & Comparison

always
never
sometimes
occasionally
again
often
rare, special, except, especially
every
most
more
less
than
better
best
finish
late, not yet
about
almost, near
any
another, other


Week 15: Study for final exam
(no new vocabulary)


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